COVID-19 Response Center
Surgisphere has developed resources for patients, physicians, hospitals, and public health authorities to combat the spread of COVID-19. These tools are validated and built upon data collected from our real-time global research network.
COVID-19 Severity Score
In conjunction with international public health experts and input from public health authorities, Surgisphere has developed a COVID-19 Severity Score. This decision support tool assists physicians in properly classifying patients who require escalation of care once they are evaluated in the ER. The severity score has one of three classifications:
- Critical – Consider intensive care and/or mechanical ventilation. Assess immediately and monitor.
- Severe – Severe symptoms that likely need oxygen and further treatment.
- Moderate or Mild – Limited supportive care may be necessary.
The severity scoring tool is presently in clinical use through our partnership with various international public health authorities and NGOs. The tool is intended to be used on a smartphone and has been clinically validated.
Daily Severity Scoring Tool Usage
COVID-19 Triage Tool
With access to data on more than 10,000 COVID-19 positive patients through its real time global research network, Surgisphere has developed a rapid triage tool for use by front-line healthcare professionals. Machine learning combined with detailed data on these patients was used to determine the risk of severe disease progression.
Healthcare professionals answer some specific questions related to a patient’s comorbidities, measure several vital signs, and complete straightforward physical exam maneuvers. Entering the data into this app takes less than 60 seconds, and the results are immediate. Healthcare professionals will be able to leverage real time data to better prioritize the urgency of healthcare delivery.
This blurb was written on Wednesday, March 18, 2020. Based off current projections, it is expected that many hospitals around the world will be overwhelmed by patients requiring urgent medical attention. This tool is being made available now to support healthcare professionals at the front lines deliver higher quality care and prioritize care to those patients who require immediate attention.
This tool was developed in conjunction with international public health experts. A scientific manuscript has been submitted for rapid review and publication to a leading medical journal.